American Cockroach

The American cockroach’s name is misleading, as they didn’t originate here, and are found throughout the world. Of roaches that can be found in your house, this is the largest. They can be up to 2″ long. They are colored red-brown, with a lighter yellow or tan band behind their head. Females lay a dark brown egg capsule around 1/3″ long. These roaches can also run very fast, and occasionally the adults will fly. American cockroaches are more commonly found in areas like restaurants, bakeries, and food or pet stores. With a preference for warmer areas, they can also be found in sewers or even outdoors. They will eat just about anything, but have a strange attraction to fermenting items. These habits give them the ability to contaminate food, and spread disease.


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